Scientist, Bioanalytics, DPS

Switzerland, Basel

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

For Drug Product Services (DPS), our successful Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) branch, located in Basel, Switzerland and Stein, Switzerland, we have exciting opportunities. Become part of a group that enables its customers to meet some of the greatest challenges in patient treatment and join us by applying for the position as (Senior) Scientist Bioanalytics.

Key accountabilities and duties

  • Carry out bioassay tests to support formulation development and DP QC as required, possibly under GMP, following applicable SOP’s and all current documentation practices

  • Install, qualify and maintain all instruments for DPS Bioanalytics in close alignment with current best practices and regulations

  • Ensure the proper maintenance and qualification of equipment, safety and health protection following lab and safety instructions and all cGMP regulations

  • Help establish DP bioanalytical infrastructure and services for parenteral clinical and commercial products

  • Develop and establish analytical methods and technologies to support DP Analytical Development and Quality Control (specifically including ELISA, BIACORE binding assays as well as cell –based potency assays).

  • Evaluate and implement new methods and technologies, as required; participate and contribute to innovation,  technical strategy projects and scientific publications

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum required qualifications and skills

  • Analytical lab technician, Bachelor and/or Master degree in Biology, Biotechnology or other Life Science related fields (no PhD)

  • >2 years of experience as a research / technical assistant in the pharmaceutical or chemical industry, preferably in analytics

  • GMP and/or GLP experience of advantage

  • Good working knowledge in relevant analytical techniques (ELISA, Biacore, cell-based assays)

  • Experience with protein analytics

  • Good reporting, interpretation and documentation of scientific results using electronic systems

  • Good communication and inter-personal skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Detail oriented

  • Enthusiastic and open-minded

  • Willingness to learn and carry out new and complex tasks

  • Proactive attitude

  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R42695